State and Regional News

Travel safely over the Thanksgiving holiday

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone there may be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. If so, drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority.

MSHP launches YouTube channel

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites the public to visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol's YouTube channel.

State, area medical agencies seek help to control COVID-19

    Healthcare professionals throughout the state spoke out on Friday, Nov. 13, to call on the public and on state officials to do more to help slow down the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in Missouri. That state is now averaging nearly 4,000 new cases daily with 2,525 people hospitalized at the end of last week.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is a reminder to prepare in advance for winter’s hazards

The fallen leaves on the lawn and morning frost on the windshield are reminders that winter – and the potential for heavy snowfall and ice storms – is right around the corner. To emphasize the importance of planning ahead, Nov. 16-20 has been designated as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri by the National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency.